West Bengal

West Bengal

  • Jan 25, 2015 13:53 IST

    Kapil Sibal to fight for TMC in SC after all

    Despite All India Congress Committee asking senior advocate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal to return the brief to the West Bengal government, it appears he will fight the case, said a legal adviser to Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy.

  • Jan 25, 2015 13:48 IST

    KMC in fix over teacher hiring as TET deadlock continues

    With the fate of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) uncertain, Mamata Banerjee’s men at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are in a fix over the recruitment of about 400 primary and junior high teachers for the civic body’s 253 schools in Kolkata.

  • pollution
    Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST

    While in Darj, breathe in a lung full of poison

    A team of environmental scientists from the Bose Institute in Kolkata and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has revealed that the air over Darjeeling has high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - much higher than the air over the residential areas in Kolkata, Delhi or Mumbai.

  • Ruskin Bond
    Jan 24, 2015 12:38 IST

    Inspired by Tagore, I decided to come back : Ruskin

    Rabindranath Tagore’s writings had convinced him to return to India and pursue his literary career here, author Ruskin Bond told readers in Kolkata during the inaugural session of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at the Victoria Memorial Hall premises on Friday.

  • Kolkata6
    Jan 24, 2015 12:29 IST

    TMC & BJP clashes reach city

    A string of low intensity, scattered violence has already started between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters in the city in the run-up to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. The BJP has alleged that the police are refusing to act in all the incidents.

  • Transport Minister
    Jan 24, 2015 12:24 IST

    Madan Mitra’s son’s wedding comes under CBI scanner

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned an executive of Chandras’ Green Projects Limited, a PC Chandra group company, on Friday to inquire about the wedding reception ceremony of the eldest son of transport minister Madan Mitra.

  • Jan 24, 2015 12:19 IST

    In North Bengal, big cats are not roaring

    The report, ‘Status of Tiger in India 2014’, stated that the big cat count jumped by 30% in the past four years. Interestingly, these figures only reveal the number of tigers in the country’s reserves and not the population that exists outside.

  • Bengal tigers
    Jan 22, 2015 13:19 IST

    Number of Sunderbans tigers higher than census figures, say experts

    Tiger experts and conservationists in West Bengal are having trouble accepting the big cat figures released by the Centre on Tuesday. They believe that the tiger count attributed to the state is much lower than the actual figures.

  • Tiger reserves
    Jan 22, 2015 13:09 IST

    Student bites cop at college fest

    During an ongoing fest at Bangabashi College, a student suddenly bit a policeman, making a deep cut on his cheek. After the incident, the cop had to be hospitalised and received a few stitches. The incident took place at the auditorium at the College Street campus of Calcutta University

  • Jan 22, 2015 13:04 IST

    Shah’s speech may incite violence: Opp

    With BJP national president Amit Shah stating that the party is ready to counter Trinamool Congress’s force with force, political circles in Bengal predict more violence in the state.

  • Jan 22, 2015 12:56 IST

    Mukul wants to appear before CBI after jan 28

    CBI sources said Roy sent an e-mail to the central investigative agency’s Kolkata office on Wednesday night and informed it that its officers could call him for interrogation on any day after that date.

  • Jan 21, 2015 14:14 IST

    Sex workers rally for justice in Sonagachhi murder case

    Sex workers and activists under the banner Apne Aap Women Worldwide took out a candlelight march in the Sonagachhi area on Tuesday, demanding action against culprits in the murder of Sathi Das, a 26-year-old sex worker. She was allegedly strangled to death by a client for rebuffing his advances.

  • Jan 21, 2015 14:10 IST

    Burdwan: Amit Shah reveals BJP Bengal card

    Are there schools in every village of Bengal? Is there electricity in every village? Does an ambulance reach within 11 minutes of a phone call? “All these happen in BJP- ruled states,” said BJP president Amit Shah as he launched his Bengal Yatra

  • Jan 21, 2015 14:06 IST

    Suri: internal report confirms police torture at Parui

    An internal probe report submitted by the additional SP to Birbhum police chief confirmed the involvement of police in the torture of a village woman at Sattor village. The IG, DIG and SP met in an urgent meeting over the issue.

  • Jan 20, 2015 12:27 IST

    Woman torture: DGP told to act

    Two days after a police team allegedly brutally tortured a Parui woman, slashing her with blades and rubbing nettle leaves (bichhuti pata) on her body, there was turmoil in the state over the barbaric attack with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi ordering the DGP to take immediate action